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2M Alliance could be surpassed by rivals on Asia-Europe route

Ocean Alliance could be in the process of surpassing Maersk and MSC's 2M Alliance on the Asia-Europe route, assesses SeaIntelligence.

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With its new network, Maersk's rivals in Ocean Alliance could be gearing up to outperform the Danish shipping giant and its partners in terms of container volumes between Asia and Europe, reports SeaIntelligence Consultancy in its weekly newsletter.

Ocean Alliance, consisting of four liner companies CMA CGM, Evergreen, Cosco and Cosco-owned OOCL, launched its new 'Day 3' network last week, which will take effect from April. The network entails, among other things, one extra weekly sailing between Asia and Northern Europe – of which there are now seven in total.

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